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Jury of 2016 Shortcut Competion

George Ovashvili

George Ovashvili is a film director from Tbilisi, Georgia. He is a graduate from the film department of the Georgian State Institute of Cinema and Theatre (1996) and the course of filmmaking of The New York Film Academy at Universal Studios in Hollywood (2006). He has directed a number of poignantly elegant shorts, most notably: MzerisDoneze (Eye Level) which won New York Film Academy Scholarship Award at Berlinale 2005, Special Prize of International Jury at Odense IFF the same year and Wagonette which won jury special mention at MOLODIST IFF in 1996 His big-screen directorial debut Gagma Napiri (The Other Bank, 2009) was screened at more than 100 international film festivals in more than 50 countries and won about 50 international prizes. George’s second long feature — Corn Island (2014) has received Grand Prix — Crystal Globe at 49th Karlovy Vary IFF. Corn Island has been shortlisted among the 9 best films for 2015 year’s Oscar nomination in the best foreign language film category. For this moment film was screened at more than 70 international film festivals in different countries of the world and won 33 international prizes. Currently he works on his new projects: Khibula (2017) and The Pass (2018).

Gabriela Muskała

Gabriela Muskała was born in Kłodzko, in 1969. In 1994, she graduated from the Acting Department of the Lodz Film School. In the years 1993–1997, she cooperated with Powszechny Theatre in Łódź. In 1996, she started working for the Stefan Jaracz Theatre in Łódź, and then, in 2005, also for the Dramatic Theatre of The Capital City of Warsaw. She appeared in many stage plays, including Agnes of God by Mariusz Grzegorzek (1996), or Merylin Mongoł / Murlin Murlo by Barbara Sass (2002), Suicide by Marek Fiedor (2004), or Four of Them by Małgorzata Bogajewska (2014). She is also an author of two stage plays co-written with her sister Monika, under a pen name Amanita Muskaria. She made her screen début in 1993, in Conversation with a Cupboard Man by Mariusz Grzegorzek. A few years later, she gave a magnificent performance in The Queen of Angels. Another great success was her role in These Daughters of Mine by Kinga Dębska, in which she played one of the main protagonists, alongside Agata Kulesza. The role has brought her a nomination for the Eagle Polish Film Award.

Bartosz Warwas

Bartosz Warwas was born in Cracow, in 1978. He is a graduate of the Polish studies at the Jagiellonian University. In 2006, he started studying at the Film and Television Direction Department of the Lodz Film School. The short films he made during his studies were included in the programme of numerous film festivals taking place all around the world. In 2013, he made his graduation film entitled The Caged Swallow, which is the second full-feature film — after Identification Marks: None by Jerzy Skolimowski (1964) — made as part of a school curriculum. Then, he worked as a second director on films made by Grzegorz Królikiewicz and Łukasz Barczyk. In 2016, Bartosz Warwas has participated in the Berlinale Talents platform for emerging filmmakers, and he is also a scholarship holder for Nipkow Programm, during which he is going to develop his next project, in Berlin. He is also going to start shooting for his sophomore film entitled Droga przez las, on 14th February 2017.

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